HOTA – Home of the Arts

HOTA – Home of the Arts features indoor cinema, theatre, art gallery along with outdoor parkland and cinema/event area.

It was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Gold Coast Arts Centre. HOTA is also home to the Gold Coast City Art Gallery. Hota and its amphitheater are also a part of the Evendale Cultural Precinct.



Outdoor Stage
The Outdoor Stage also referred to as an amphitheater, is surrounded by parklands and Evandale Lake, with views to the Surfers Paradise skyline.

Panorama Suite
The Panorama Suite is a luxury suite that opens onto a large Terrace. The suite has 180-degree views of both the Nerang River and the Surfers Paradise skyline. Capable of holding over 70 spectators, the Suite is used for weddings, VIP functions, and other special events.

The Showroom is a versatile space that also opens onto a large terrace. The room has many views overlooking a lake, the Nerang River and the Surfers Paradise skyline, and is used for events such as weddings, parties, corporate functions, seminars, and conferences.

Arts Theatre
The Arts Theatre is an auditorium that has two levels of seating that can hold 1139 spectators. The auditorium has full stage facilities for theatre, conventions, and product launches. The Queensland Orchestra and the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra regularly perform at the Arts Theatre.

HOTA Cafe 
Opening onto a large deck, HOTA Cafe is an indoor and outdoor licensed establishment with multiple views of the Surfers Paradise skyline and serves meals, snacks, coffees, and alcoholic beverages. The cafe features a Terrace Bar that opens with set performances.

HOTA Cinemas offer movies from mainstream blockbusters to arthouse and foreign films. The two cinemas play films seven days a week except for Good Friday and Christmas.

St. Margaret’s Chapel
The St. Margaret’s Chapel is a non-denominational historic chapel that holds receptions and weddings. The Chapel is within easy walking distance of new function rooms at HOTA.

Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Gallery at HOTA (formerly known as The Gold Coast City Art Gallery) houses the renowned City Collection of contemporary and historical artworks along with a diverse and dynamic program of exhibitions and events. The Gallery is also home to the riverside Evandale Sculpture Walk, an exhibition that provides a walk through a range of outdoor sculptures. The Sculpture Walk is set against the backdrop of the high-rise Gold Coast skyline.


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